Welcome to Patricia Bowen Library & Knowledge Service Current Awareness portal. The main aim of this portal is to help Trust staff to keep up to date with the latest knowledge in health care.

Each “Speciality update” provides books available in the library,  latest articles from relevant journals and also search alerts from pubmed. You can access fulltext of some journals using NHS Athens details.

Register for NHS Athens

If you work in healthcare, you can register to use electronic journals, electronic books, and healthcare databasesOpenAthens is the authentication system that allows you to access these resources which are available anytime, anywhere.

Access Online Journals

Log in with your OpenAthens password to access all of the journals purchased by the Library Service, as well as those provided nationally by the NHS

Search Health Care Databases

You can search the following health care databases to find evidence based information

  • Medline
  • Embase
  • Cinahl
  • AMED
  • BNI


The feeds displayed and the email subscription services are provided by third party websites. The library can’t guarantee you that they are always accurate and current.
The information provided is critically appraised for its validity and suitability.

Library News

Staff Publications Repository is a database of academic papers published by Trust staff, past and present. If you’ve had a paper published recently, please let us know so we can add it to the Repository. Check here for most cited articles from October publications list

We have a collection of educational board games covering a range of subject matters, which can be used in training sessions and to gain CPD credits. You can play one-on-one or in teams.

Health Information Week 3-9 Jul- To celebrate the week we are organising displays in the library and virtual health literacy  awareness sessions.

Access more than 800 Nursing E-books across Many Nursing Topics. Sign in with your OpenAthens account. 

- Check what you can access with your account

BMJ Best Practice -  You can now access Comorbidities Manager

Evidence Updates and Evidence Summaries- save time and make better decisions

Access CINAHL Ultimate – Collection of Nursing and Allied Health Literature

More News

Access Journals, eBooks, Staff Publications and Point of care Tools (login with OpenAthens)

Search e-journals

DynaMedAccess DynaMed, clinical decision support tool on the Trust intranet without password, access remotely with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the quick guide for details.


Access BMJ Best Practice, clinical decision support tool on the Trust intranet without password, access remotely with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

Staff Publications lists:

COVID- 19 Staff Publications

WMUH -2023

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

BBC News- Health

But the minister apologises for the government's "errors" during the pandemic at the Covid inquiry.
NHS Fife apologises after a woman was able to assist with patient care at St Andrews Community Hospital.
Hospital worker David Fuller abused the bodies of 101 women and girls over a 13-year period.
The mum and dad of a two-day-old girl who died want a national inquiry into maternity services.
Waiting lists for non life-threatening conditions have reached record levels, leaving patients in pain.

Accessing Articles
Articles from journals marked in green are freely available or available in print in the library, or are available by using your NHS Athens account. You may need to click on 'Log in with Athens' to get an Athens login box.

If you don't have an NHS Athens account, you can register online, and if you do this on an NHS PC, you'll receive a confirmation email the same day.

Journals marked in orange aren't available online, but we hold print copies in the Library.

Journals marked in red aren't available online or in the Library but we can order articles  via our Inter Library Loan Service. Please contact the library on ext 5968 or email chelwest.library.InfoService@nhs.net for more information.